Feel the rhythm for the Regent

Zumba with Karen Waggett, who is holding a zumbathon to raise money for the Regent cinema
Zumba with Karen Waggett, who is holding a zumbathon to raise money for the Regent cinema

THE residents of Levenmouth are being urged to put on their dancing shoes - or trainers! - to raise money for the Regent Cinema.

Karen Wagget, a local zumba instructor, has organised a Zumbathon in aid of the local establishment, which was saved from closure earlier this year.

Karen, who holds zumba classes at the Leven Centre every weekday, has already held two successful Zumbathons in the past, and organised this one to help out her local cinema.

“When I saw that the Regent needed a bit of help with funding, I thought about doing anotherZumbathon because I’d already done two before that.

“People who had never been to zumba before came along to the first one and have been coming to my classes every since, so it’s a great way to raise money and get people interested in the classes too.”

The event, which will be held at the Regent on Saturday, June 8, from 10.15a.m. - 12.15p.m., is open to all ages and all abilities.

“A lot of people might be a little bit scared of trying Zumba for the first time, so they can always sit on the seats in the Regent and see what it’s like before taking part. But I have already said to people that I dare them not to have a boogie in their seats!”

“The beauty of zumba is that anyone can take part at their own pace, and I will try to have a mixture of songs for the people who already come to my classes and the ones who are coming for the first time.”

Karen added: “It would be a real shame if the Regent was to close, because it’s really well used in the community and I think the schools use it too, so every penny that we raise on the day will be going straight to the cinema, I’m not taking anything.”

If you would like to take part, tickets cost £5 and can be purchased at Karen’s classes, at the Regent or on the door on the day.